History. Religion. Adventure. Beauty. This tour highlights all of the above and more during a two-week exploration of Israel and Jordan. Use the present to connect with the past as you explore some of the best Roman ruins outside of Italy, swim in the Dead Sea, take in Petra’s fascinating history, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and spend the night camping in a Bedouin camp. In 15 days you’ll travel through thousands of years of history. Daunting? Maybe. Life-changing? Definitely.
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There will be the chance for the group to head out for an optional local dinner.
Enjoy a quick driving tour of Tel Aviv before continuing to historic Jaffa to visit the old markets and the Old Port.
After, make a unique visit to a Druze village and enjoy lunch with a local family.
Continue on to Akko to visit the old markets, Aljazar Mosque, and the unique underground crusader castle before journeying on to Nazareth for the night.
Tour the Sea of Galilee, view the Golan Heights, and spend the night on a kibbutz.
Travel to Golan Heights and learn more about this history of the area.
Visit the Sea of Galilee, including sights like the Church of Transfiguration and the Mount of Beatitudes.
Later, travel to a kibbutz for the night. Learn about this unique communal way of life unique to Israel.
Visit the fortress of Masada followed by a swim in the Dead Sea.
Travel to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the famous rock fortress. Opt to hike (or ride) to the top and learn more about this ancient place.
Continue on to the fascinating Dead Sea. Cover yourself in the healing mud, bob like a cork in very salty water, or enjoy a little sunbathing on the shore. Spend the night in Jericho.
Travel to the Negev Desert and visit a village to learn firsthand about Bedouin culture before sleeping overnight in a Bedouin- style camp.
Visit Bethlehem and the Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees.
Travel to biblical Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity before heading to Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees. The camp has become something of a permanent town. Learn more about the situation of the Palestinians in Israel and what life in the camp is all about.
In the late afternoon, travel to Jerusalem for the evening.
Visit the Western Wall and the Holy Sepulchre Church. Enjoy a guided visit of the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Old Jerusalem.
Visit the four quarters of the Old City on a guided walk: the Christian, Jewish, Armenian, and Muslim quarters.
After, walk the 14 stations of the Dolorosa, ending at the Holy Sepulchre Church, and visit the Western Wall.
Spend some free time exploring in the afternoon.
Cross the border into Jordan and make your way to Amman. Take a free night to explore Jordan's capital city.
Guided visit to the ancient Roman town of Jerash followed by a visit to the Dead Sea.
Set off on a half-day trip to Jerash, a fascinating site and one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy.
Continue on to the Dead Sea. Known for its high salinity, opt to bob like a cork in the healing waters. Relax on the shores or cover yourself in therapeutic mud.
A packed day includes a guided visit to the intricate Madaba mosaics, enjoying the panoramic views from Mt Nebo and a visit to the crusader castle at Karak.
Depart early for the first stop, Mt Nebo. Learn the ancient history of this spot and check out the views.
Continue on to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics, dating back to the sixth century. After, visit Karak Castle, built during the Crusades.
Arrive in the early evening to Wadi Musa, the town just outside Petra.
Start early to visit iconic Petra. It's easy to wander this massive 'rose city' for hours.
Walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city (the Siq), round the final corner and lay eyes on the dramatic façade of the Treasury building. Learn a brief history of the city and walk approx 25 km to cover the entire site. Return to Wādī Mūsá in the late afternoon, or continue exploring on your own.
Opt to visit Little Petra in the morning before continuing to Wadi Rum. Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight at a Bedouin desert camp.
Drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Head deep into the desert by 4x4 stopping at famous landmarks along the way.
Arrive to the tented camp in time for a traditional meal. Learn more about this ancient culture.
Opt to take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise for incredible views of the desert. Journey towards the red sea, where you can opt to snorkel and enjoy a relaxing boat trip.
Drive to the Red Sea resort city of Aqaba. Enjoy free time to enjoy the beach, go snorkelling or check out the city. Make sure to try some fresh seafood for dinner.
Head back to Amman with a little time to explore.
The morning is flexible. Spend a little more time at the beach or head back early. Reach Amman by way of the Desert Highway. Enjoy a final night out in the city.
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Trip Name: Israel and Jordan Adventure
Duration: 15 Days
From Price: £2,099
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